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Famous Friday Round Up

 


#WEEKEND

Go outside for as long as you can on Saturday: Saturday 88 °F and sunny; Sunday 84 °F and thunderstorms

 


#NATIONAL

Our hearts go out to all of those in the Houston flood zone; Anheuser Busch is canning water; The Atlanta Hawks won the “worst logo in history” award; Are your Instagrams worth $100k?; Santorum is back!!; this text message can crash your phone; Duggars huh? Well, seeya later; the Taylor Swift car; If Donald Trump runs again, Jon Stewart may not retire; Cuba, not a state sponsor of terrorism anymore; most important announcements from Google I/O; oops: US Army ships anthrax; we’re gonna be even more distracted; Uber for deaf drivers; and the winner of the national spelling be is… Drake. And two other winners; man takes his dying dog on a road trip and it’s amazing;

 


#DISTRICT

Matchbox wants to go national; no more political or religious ads on Metro for the rest of this year; Arlington kid on The Voice; baseball+wine = ?; DC folks just can’t spell this word right; House of Cards casting is here again; oops we lost your SAT tests, Loudoun; eat a lot and … fight world hunger?; DC server got a $2000 tip; old Metro cars being scrapped?; SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY;


#FAMOUSFORDC

Our new Twitter followers include Samantha DeZur,  Katia Aiello and Katharine MacGregor; Justin LoFranco is Jon Snow; Congrats to Alyssa Cannobio & Sean Hackbarth on their engagement (note: wedding pics won’t be leaked to Buzzfeed); Is Ted Prill positioned yet to get his big white whale?; Congrats to coaches Eric and Brian Nedd on their undefeated season; It was great to see Phil Roth this week; Is Chapin Fay back on the trail and back with Pataki?; Ask Natasha Flint about Creative Mornings; Do you know where all of the political digital rock stars live? Here.

 


#BIRTHDAY

We hope birthday girl Francesca Chambers enjoys her rooftop party; Who bought Ephraim Froehlich a t-shirt gun for this birthday?; Hanz Heinrichs is turning a year older this weekend; Josh Gregory is celebrating his birthday in Mississippi; we know Brandon Weight‘s birthday was a blast;

 


#TWEETSOFTHEWEEK

Interesting Tweets you can RT, @mention, or just enjoy: jaketapper; jk_rowling; VancityReynolds; DVNJr; jmartNYT;

 


#MEDIAMOVES by Bryant Row

Jim Osman will head up Media General as DC Bureau Chief; The best dressed man in DC, Jack Smith, crushed Politico Up Front; Politico making big moves hiring Stephanie Losee from Dell to develop Politico Focus; Maureen Shanahan, Kate Nocera and Jaclyn Rothenberg to join SKDKnickerbocker (h/t Fishbowl DC); Ben Werschkul moving from NYT to CNN; Meanwhile, John Helton moves to Roll Call from CNN; Travis Waldron headed to Huffington Post DC;  Allie Malloy and Kristen Holmes are White House material;

 


 #BYE

It is not the weekend we conquer, but ourselves.

Haven’t tried a Rocky Mountain oyster? This is your year.

Washington, D.C. ­ You’d be NUTS to miss this! The Montana State Society would like to invite you to have a ball (literally!) at the 11th annual D.C. Testy Fest, “Where Big Balls Meet The Beltway”.

Last year over 700 people flocked to the American Legion in Arlington to enjoy live music provided by the Wil Gravatt Band and graze on all‐you‐can‐eat Rocky Mountain Oysters! Thirsty? Wash them down with a limitless supply of Crown Royal (A.K.A liquid courage) & beer– all for the bargain price of $25 bucks!

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This is the emergency landing of the Military Aviation Museum TBM Avenger during the 70th anniversary of VE Day, Arsenal of Democracy flyover. A 1500psi pinhole hydraulic leak vaporized in the cockpit, appeared like smoke, and prompted a decision to abort the flyover and land at Reagan DCA airport.

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Another ridesharing app, sure, but one that actually sounds cool and consistently cheaper.

With Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, Getaround and Bridj, does D.C. really need another on-demand ride app? Split, a new ride-sharing service out of start-up incubator 1776, thinks there’s room for improvement. …it’s an on-demand carpool that’s more convenient than public transportation but less expensive than a taxi. Fares range from $2 to $8 because, founders say, users are always sharing a ride, which cuts down on cost.

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Earl Hamilton

Meet Earl Hamilton. He’s a former collegiate soccer player and now personal trainer in Washington, D.C. We caught up with him for some tips on how to get in shape for the summer while there’s still time.

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Flickr user LaTur submitted this dramatic photo of Arlington National Cemetery to the FamousDC pool. The photo is eye-catching and a powerful remembrance for Memorial Day, and always.

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Famous Friday Round Up

 


#WEEKEND

If you’re staycationing in DC, beautiful days ahead: Saturday 72 °F and sunny; Sunday 83 °F and sunny; Monday 91°F and sunny;

 


#NATIONAL

Beautiful places that could soon disappear forever; ICYMI Letterman’s final top 10; you can now officially play the word “LOLZ” in Scrabble; Does color even exist, man?; Best hate-mail ever: man cross-stitches his bank card & sends it to the bank while waiting for a replacement card; Many song lyrics are on a 3rd grade reading level; Nope nope nope nope nope; Eliot Spitzer has a new baby and it’s a cat; Maggie Gyllenhaal is too old; you have never had a bad birthday party; looking at Appalachia anew; Irish people going #hometovote;

 


#DISTRICT

A day in the life of a Capitol Hill reporter; National Journal cited some of the most powerful women in Washington and Alexis Covey Brandt is one of them; Rosa DeLauro rocking these frames; from the non-news desk – rich DC residents like to cheat on their spouses; #FloridaMan; Capitol Police getting extra training; Does ump Marvin Hudson hate the Nats?; Yes, this cat cafe is really happening; Conservatives taking a break from Chick-fil-A; how well do you know your way around DC?; DC murder suspect identified by DNA left on pizza crust; vote for your home state food at the Taste of America;  Google Maps having problems with racist slurs directed at the President; best 25 of Washingtonian’s cheap eats in DC; Jessica Sidman calls out DC for weak breakfast scene; amazing love story behind this Fairfax house; Good explainer on the Nats and chocolate syrup; DuPont underground tunnel will be an impressive art space; a true story of the DC life, as told in gifs by Jacob Wood;

 


#FAMOUSFORDC

Michael Steel’s amazing sendoff; John Murray JAMS. Seriously.; S3 rocked Stanton & Greene; Batting fourth for the Washington Nationals, US Travel’s Jonathan Grella; Tell Paul Stimers congratulations on the House of Representatives passing the SPACE Act; Tell Lori Brown and Brian Werner congrats on getting hitched this weekend; Alex Rodriguez hung out on the Speaker’s balcony with an international man of mystery; Steve Scully is the most patient man on television; It’s good to know Tim Tracy keeps a bowl of cookie dough in the fridge like the rest of us plebes; Please tell Reid Wilson, aka @ConsultReid, congratulations on his move to the Morning Consult; Michael Ramlet is building an empire; Kathleen Joyce continues to crush it at NBWA; Hollis Gurley is from Morristown NJ; Sometimes it’s worth vacationing Imperiale Style; Congratulations to Dena Battle and Jonathan Wolcott on their nuptials last weekend; Victoria Palmer‘s baby Goldeneye handily won pet of the week; Liz Eddy! We miss you; Where in the world is Chris Brooks?; Nina Shelat is a badass; Cyrus Krohn  graduated; Yahoo! celebrated 20 years. Kenny Day is still the man;  Matt Woelfel rocks his Shinola watch as any proud Michigander should;  Rob Saliterman is gearing up to do BIG THINGS with Snapchat; Peter Cherukuri can pull off the seersucker like nobody’s business; Lauren French tells it like it is in Huddle (“AROUND THE HILL – Not much”); Mike Dankler shaved a MINUTE AND TWENTY EIGHT SECONDS off his 6 mile PR;

 


#BIRTHDAY

Happy birthday this weekend to Anne Brady Peron, Chuck Clapton, Britton Clarke, Rory Cooper, Sarah McDonald and Kasie Hunt; Wish Jillian Lane a happy birthday today;Brent DelMonte celebrated his 21st birthday; You only have two shopping days left to get birthday gifts for Anna Palmer, Matt Lakin and Kate Ackley Zeller; we hope Julia Judson-Rea had an amazing birthday week;

 


#TWEETSOFTHEWEEK

Tweets we liked you can RT, @mention, or just enjoy: billclinton; POTUS; andersoncooper; chrishams; MaryLeeShark; thisstuartlaws; marcia_bee;

 


#MEDIAMOVES by Bryant Row

Kimberly Hefling joins PoliticoPRO and the Politico education team (h/t Nirvi Shah); Garrett Quinn will join Boston Magazine as digital news editor; That’s L.D. Platt, Vice President of External Affairs Communications at UnitedHealth Group, to you; Tim Herrera moving from WaPo to NYT;

 


#CWSG

The Congressional Women’s Softball Game announced their lineup. For the Members: Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Rep. Joyce Beatty (D, OH-3), Rep. Cheri Bustos (D, IL-17). Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Rep. Kathy Castor (D, FL-14), Rep. Katherine Clark (D, MA-5), Rep. Donna Edwards (D, MD-4), Rep. Renee Ellmers (R, NC-2), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D, HI-2), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D, NM-1), Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R, WA-3), Rep. Kristi Noem (R, SD – At Large), Rep. Martha Roby (R, AL-2), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R, FL-27), Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D, AZ-9), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D, FL-23), Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Rep. Kathleen Rice (D, NY-4), Rep. Mia Love (R-UT-4); Coaches: Tori Barnes, Natalie Buchanan, Jim Kiley, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D, CO-7). For the Media: Jill Agostino, New York Times; Christina Bellantoni, Roll Call; Lisa Desjardins, PBS NewsHour; Elise Foley, Huffington Post; Emmarie Huetteman, New York Times; Caroline Horn, CBS News; Kasie Hunt, MSNBC; Jill Jackson, CBS News; Brianna Keilar, CNN; Tamara Keith, NPR; Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune; Carolyn Ryan, New York Times; Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun Times; Shawna Thomas, NBC; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report; Mikayla Bouchard, New York Times; Julie Percha, Washington Post; Coaches: Dave Espo, AP; Carl Hulse, New York Times; Frank Thorp, NBC;

 


 #BYE

If you’re not already on the road, you’re doing it wrong. Happy Memorial Day weekend.

Last night Washington, D.C. royalty gathered together at Bobby Van’s Grille to send off Michael and Mary Kathryn Steel as he takes his talents to South Beach.

From the desk of Mary Kathryn Steel:

“Michael and Mary Kathryn want to thank everyone who came out last night, especially the all-star host committee of B-Buck, Xtine, Sue D, Rodell, PK, Dornic and the Paust. Huge thanks to Famous DC for introducing us to each other and for your advice and support all along the way! There’s an air mattress in the 305 with your name on it.”

There were too many FamousDC folks there to include a spotted. However, Tom Williams did catch Doug Heye signing a picture of himself on Steel’s back.

Mike Steel

And now, a few of our favorite Mike Steel FamousDC posts:

Fairy Tales from the Speaker’s Balcony

Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Benjamin Netanyahu, and John Boehner

Capitol Hill Fashion Icons

Famous Meridian, Mississippi